Image of the Month — Mt. Logan

Canada’s high­est moun­tain [5,959 m / 19,551 ft], rarely seen, even by air. It is almost always obscured by clouds or storms, and is sur­round­ed by 75,000 square kilo­me­tres [30,000 square miles] of glac­i­ers and rugged peaks. On the 5,000-metre-high [16,000 ft] plateau, air tem­per­a­ture hov­ers around −45 °C /−49 °F in win­ter. It was first sum­mit­ed in 1925 by a team of Cana­di­an, Amer­i­can and British climbers, the task tak­ing 65 days. The first solo assent was made in 2018 by Monique Richard. I was thrilled enough to fly over the out­er por­tion of the plateau and spot it in the far dis­tance, in 1995.

FILMSAUGUST 2020

(Ippoli­to 1980) Alien 2: On Earth [Alien 2 — Sul­la Ter­ra]
(Trelfer 2020) Dark Cor­ners Review: (433) Alien 2: On Earth
(Price 1973) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.6 ― The Medusa Strain, Part 1: The Pow­er of Fear
(Price 1973) The Tomor­row Peo­ple: Ep.7 ― The Medusa Strain, Part 2: The Curse of Kaa­van
(Jann 2019) Day­break: Ep.3 ― The Slime Queen­pin of Glen­dale, CA
(Wood 1939) Good­bye Mr. Chips
(Sul­li­van 1993) Sher­lock Holmes: Ep.34 ― The Last Vampyre [= “The Adven­ture of the
. . . Sus­sex Vam­pire”]
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First-time listening for August 2020

26011. (Pietro Mascagni) Iris [com­plete opera; d. Ques­ta; Oliv­ero, Neri, Puma]
26012. (2-Chains) Pret­ty Girls Like Trap Music
26013. (Toshio Hosokawa) Noc­turne
26014. (Oneo­htrix Point Nev­er) Ruined Lives EP
26015. (Ed Sheer­an) Loose Change EP
26016. (Pro­col Harum) Home
26017. (Johannes Ock­egham) Mis­sa Annun­cia­cion a Maria
26018. (Tom­my Guer­rero) Per­pet­u­al
26019. (Otmar Mácha) Three Toc­catas for Organ
26020. (Twen­ty One Pilots) Trench

READINGAUGUST 2020

24340. (Yoshi­ta­ka Amano) The Tale of Gen­ji [art­book; text by Anri Ito & Junichi Imu­ra]
24341. (Sören Stark, et al) The Uzbek-Amer­i­can Expe­di­tion in Bukhara. Pre­lim­i­nary Report on
. . . . . the Third Sea­son, 2017 [arti­cle]
24342. (André-Yves Bourgès) Sur deux textes en vers du dossier hagiographique de Tug­dual
. . . . . [arti­cle]
24343. (J. A. Kegerreis, et al) Atmos­pher­ic Ero­sion by Giant Impacts onto Ter­res­tri­al Plan­ets:
. . . . . A Scal­ing Law for any Speed, Angle, Mass, and Den­si­ty [arti­cle]
24344. (Kei­ichi Wada, Yusuke Tsukamo­to & Eiichi­ro Kokubo) For­ma­tion of “Blan­ets” from
. . . . . Dust Grains around the Super­mas­sive Black Holes in Galax­ies [arti­cle]
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FILMSJULY 2020

(Shi­lati 2019) Day­break: Ep.5 ― Home­com­ing Redux or My So Called Stunt Dou­ble Life
(Rogell 1941) The Black Cat
(Pey­ton 2019) Day­break: Ep.2 ― Schmuck Bait!
(Lau 1982) Leg­endary Weapons of Chi­na
(Orme 1992) The Black­heath Poi­son­ings [minis­eries]
(Hodges 1994) Dan­de­lion Dead [minis­eries]
(Bech­er & Phe­lan 2019) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Far­maged­don
(Trelfer 2020) Dark Cor­ners Review: (427) Far­maged­don: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
(Sig­ur­b­jörns­son 2018) Him [Hann]
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First-time listening for July 2020

26001. (Trans­glob­al Under­ground) Inter­plan­e­tary Melt­down
26002. (Haver­gal Bri­an) Sym­pho­ny #6 “Sin­fo­nia Trag­i­ca”
26003. (Tame Impala) The Slow Rush
26004. (Rober­ta Flack) Chap­ter Two
26005. (Mia­mi Hor­ror & Beni) Mashed 5
26006. (Christoph Willibald Gluck) Flute Con­cer­to in G [attr. doub­ful]
26007. (John Coltrane & Miles Davis) The Com­plete Colum­bia Record­ings 1955–61, CD2
26008. (Blue Cheer) Out­sidein­side
26009. (Boy Harsh­er) Care­ful
26010. (Vítězsla­va Kaprálová) Piano Con­cer­to in D Minor, Op.7

READINGJULY 2020

24324. (Juli­et Clut­ton Brock) Ani­mals as Domes­ti­cate ― A World View through His­to­ry
24325. (Andrew Gar­rard, et al) Pre­his­toric Envi­ron­ment and Set­tle­ment in the Azraq Basin:
. . . . . Inter­im Report on the 1987 and 1988 Exca­va­tion [report]
24326. (Adam Gry­de­høj, Ilan Kel­man & Ping Su) Island Geo­gra­phies of Sep­a­ra­tion and
. . . . . Cohe­sion: The Coro­n­avirus Pan­dem­ic and the Geopol­i­tics of Kalaal­lit Nunaat [arti­cle]
24327. (Chris Fox & Paul Wiegert) Exo­moon Can­di­dates from Tran­sit Trim­ing Vari­a­tions ― Six
. . . . . Kepler Sys­tems with TTVs Explain­able by Pho­to­met­ri­cal­ly Unseen Exo­moons [arti­cle]
24328. (Alun M. Ander­son) After the Ice ― Life, Death, and Geopol­i­tics in the New Arc­tic
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FILMSJUNE 2020

(Juran 1957) 20 Mil­lion Miles to Earth
(Gates 2013) Bates Motel: Ep.1 ― First You Dream, Then You Die
(Grif­fith 1910) An Arca­di­an Maid
(Fish­er 1953) Four Sided Tri­an­gle
(Fukasaku 1978) Mes­sage from Space [宇宙からのメッセージ; Uchū kara no Messēji]
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